You walk into a local store for your usual energy fix. There, alongside popular brands, you find bottles of freshly-harvested “buko juice” being sold as a health drink. But the bigger pleasant surprise is that farmers in your area actually produced it.
The Department of Agriculture is vigorously pursuing a P6-billion farm mechanization program (FMP) to further increase the productivity and incomes of small farmers.
The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is ready to provide a package of technologies for adlai, which the government is currently encouraging for wider propagation for the local and export markets.
Farmers and fisherfolks in two towns of Quezon province devastated by recent typhoon Glenda received more than PhP16.27 million worth of rehabilitation assistance from the government.